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Oct
24
2014

Genuine pre-estimate loss or penalty? Have the rules changed?
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The parties to any contract can deal with the effects of breach of contract claim in a number of ways. For example, the contract may leave the issue of the determination of damages for breach of contract to the court. Alternatively, parties may choose to clarify, restrict or fix losses. They are common in construction and engineering contracts to cover the issue of delays. This avoids the need for complicated and lengthy court proceedings and allows the damages to be paid and contact to continue. Payment may be by deduction from the contract sum....

Aug
01
2014

Public Registry
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The UK Government confirmed in the Queens Speech the intention to introduce a publicly accessible register of a company`s beneficial ownership in the UK. This will apply to all corporate bodies currently registered at Companies House....

Jun
30
2014

Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement
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In October 2013, Canada and the EU concluded an agreement in principle on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA"). It is envisaged that the Agreement will generate substantial new trade in goods and services as well as additional opportunities for investment. Once implemented, CETA is expected to increase bilateral trade in goods by 22.9% or E25.7 billion, which will foster growth and employment in both the EU and Canada...

May
09
2014

Clarkslegal advises PSD Industrial Holdings and Lane Packaging on sale
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Clarkslegal`s corporate team, led by solicitor Phillipa Hobbins, successfully advised the shareholders of long-established packaging distribution businesses PSD Industrial Holdings Limited and Lane Packaging Limited on the sale to a PLC....

Apr
04
2014

Clarkslegal secures first UK acquisition for global industrial supplier to the LP Gas industry, Kosan Crisplant
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Clarkslegal has successfully advised the world-leading manufacturer of products and systems for LP gas cylinder filling, Kosan Crisplant A/S, on its purchase of Swansea based LP gas engineering company, RMS Gas Engineering Limited....

Mar
14
2014

Business and consumer confidence on the up - but businesses need to invest to sustain the economic recovery
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Addressing an exclusive audience of Thames Valley senior executives, the CBI`s Director of Economics Stephen Gifford announced last week that the UK economy is gathering momentum and is currently enjoying record levels of business optimism. However, he cautioned that to sustain this recovery, it is imperative that businesses increase investment....

Mar
11
2014

Clarkslegal closes corporate deals for Chatterbox Labs and Lion Apparel
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Clarkslegal`s corporate team, headed by partner Ashan Arif, recently advised London-based language processing technologies company, Chatterbox Labs, on a restructuring of its shares....

Jan
14
2014

Shareholders` Agreements
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A shareholders` agreement is a private contract entered into by some or all of the shareholders of a company to regulate the affairs between them. It gives rise to contractual obligations between the parties therefore the usual contractual remedies will be available in the event of breach. There are certain matters which are usually always covered by the shareholders` agreement and which are often the subject of negotiation between parties...

Dec
17
2013

Clarkslegal continues to support expansion of Eden Motor Group
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Clarkslegal has advised Eden (GM) Limited (part of the Eden Motor Group) in acquiring franchises from Rider`s Garages Limited, a multi-motor dealership in Devon...

May
20
2013

Clarkslegal advises local charity on Islamic financing
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Clarkslegal LLP has advised a Reading charity on obtaining finance for its acquisition of a prominent former corporate HQ building in Reading. The deal was based on Islamic financing, structured around the principles of diminishing Musharakah....

Apr
25
2013

Clarkslegal advises Eden Automotive Investments on its latest acquisition
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Clarkslegal has advised Eden Automotive Investments Limited (part of the Eden Motor group) in its purchase of Alan Gibson Limited, a multi-motor dealership based in Basingstoke....

Mar
08
2013

Clarkslegal advises on the multi-million pound sale of Cezanne Software and set up of new Cezanne HR business focused on SMEs
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Clarkslegal has advised the former shareholders of Cezanne Software Group on a major group restructure and subsequent multi-million pound sale of its HR and talent management software systems dedicated to medium and large organisations to a French buyer, with a significant payment made in cash on completion and further payments to be made over the next couple of years....

Nov
29
2011

Sonar Equipment Services (Holding Company) Limited
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Clarkslegal recently acted for the selling shareholders of Sonar Equipment Services (Holding Company) Limited in a multi-million pound disposal of the Sonar Equipment Services Group, which specialises in the supply of Geophysical, Oceanographic, ROV and Hydrographic marine survey equipment....

Mar
17
2011

Film Medical Holdings
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Ashan Arif recently advised Film Medical Holdings on the share sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Film Medical Services Limited. Film Medical Services provides medical, dental and laboratory props to the TV and film industry, notably having supplied props to Hollywood movies Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd....

Mar
16
2011

Focus Resourcing Group Limited
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Ashan Arif advised the shareholders of recruitment company Focus Resourcing Limited on its merger with Venor Resourcing Limited and Celcius Resourcing Limited to form the new dynamic, multi-faceted recruitment group, Focus Resourcing Group Limited....

Feb
17
2011

Child Nurseries Agreement
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Clarkslegal has acted for the shareholders of Buffer Bear and Childcare Partners Limited in the transfer of ownership to Mid-Counties Cooperative Limited....

Dec
09
2010

The Bribery Act 2010: Early Action Recommended
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The Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") is expected to come into force in the early part of 2011 and has caused much interest and consternation amongst the business community....

Feb
16
2010

Royal Ten Cate NV
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Clarkslegal has advised Royal Ten Cate NV (listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange) in respect of the acquisition of the AML group of companies....

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